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The friendship of three Texas Ranchers. Later their ranch was destroyed by Cotrell, of the Union army,and his band of outlaw raiders. The original title was "Distant Drums", this was a description of Civil War army deserters.
After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort Clemson. Complicating matters, a rival cattle baron also hires the cattle driver to lead his herd. Written by
Composer Paul Sawtell re-uses his theme music from THE CARIBOO TRAIL (1950) for the start of the cattle drive as Gloria Talbott is counting the cattle. See more »
Joel McCrea was wearing a yellow vest talking outside saloon with two buddies. When they entered the saloon seconds later, he was not wearing vest.When he eventually leaves the saloon he walks towards the door and is next seen by his horse and is then wearing his yellow waistcoat again. See more »
Nothing to it, Cord. Betwen us we could build the biggest cattle empire this country has ever seen.
I'm not interested in cattle empires, but for the Fort Clemson drive, you got yourself a trail boss.
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I wasn't blown away by Cattle Empire, however I do think it is worth the look. The production values are impressive, Joel McCrea is splendid, Gloria Talbott is a welcome presence and Charles Marquis Warren's direction is passable. Also the film starts brilliantly and the climax is pretty strong.
What didn't do it for me though was the film's length, it is far too short. The story felt rushed and underdeveloped and the script is decidedly patchy. Less of an issue is the pace, but it is still an issue, if the film had slowed down a little more the characters, story and script could have done with more credibility.
All in all, a decent film but nothing really to blow the mind. 6/10 Bethany Cox
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